Roxy Sowlaty, the breakout babe on E!’s #RichKids Of Beverly Hills isn’t just a pretty — and, er, rich — face. In addition to starring in the E! hit series, Sowlaty is the queen of her own interior design empire. Plus, she’s single — and ready to mingle. That all adds up to a pretty chaotic life. But for Sowlaty, who describes herself as the show’s maternal figure, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Being maternal doesn’t mean she doesn’t have own dramatic moments, though: Think of a weary-eye Roxy letting hotel staff in China have it, or discovering in Montana that not all salad bars are created equally.
And her Twitter and Instagram accounts illustrate the luxe life she lives. Roxy took time to chat with gossipdavid.com about her role in the group, dating (and no, she’s not on Tinder!), the comparisons to Kim Kardashian, and her co-stars Dorothy Wang, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick, and Jonny Drubel.
Check out the season finale of #RichKids of Beverly Hills on E! at 10pm EST this Sunday (Sept. 28)
OK, first off: I have to ask you about the following, because I was scratching my head over it. You were described as the show’s “mother figure” in a recent article. Really?
I’m honestly the mommy of the group. I’ve always been a problem-solver and love taking care of things for myself and all of my friends. So everyone usually comes to me with all of their problems, which can range from needing help finding a paper to being the go-to advice after a break-up. I have a solution for everything and always look at situations from both sides — and in the most positive way!
You were an interior designer before the show came along. A couple seasons in, has being a reality TV star helped your business?
The show has helped get my name associated with my craft of interior design and home decor. Most of my clients are still referral-based, but I’m hoping the exposure from the show will help me launch my own line of home goods. My first product is a candle called “Princess” that I’ll be selling through my Web site, followed by throw pillows. The candle smells delicious and is beautiful — and at a great price point of under $30! It’s my passion to make beauty accessible and affordable to all.
Do you have a dream interior design project?
My dream interior design project would be to design a hotel in Paris!
Which of your castmates’ homes do you think needs the most dramatic interior design facelift?
I think everyone’s house on the show looks pretty fabulous! Maybe Brendan’s place could use some help with a few pieces that he’s missing and been too busy to find himself!
I’ve read comparisons between you and Kim Kardashian. Do you feel you get that comparison? And what’s your reaction to that?
I think it’s an honor to be compared to her: She’s beautiful, ambitious and has created an empire. I grew up with her brother Robert, as one of my closest friends since childhood, and have admired her as long as I can remember. She was always so beautiful, sweet and intelligent. If I’m fractionally as successful as her financially and brand-wise, I’ll be very happy!
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So you’re dating? Do you use Tinder or any other online dating services?
Yes I am dating! (laughing). I don’t feel the pressure to be in a relationship and I know the right person will come around whenever he is meant to. I’m not into online dating or Tinder. I like leaving things up to fate!
Do you think Morgan and Brendan are in it for the long haul and will never ever break up? Is their relationship something you would like?
I’ve felt Brendan and Morgan were in for the long haul from the moment I saw them together for the first time. I’ve known Brendan since 2nd grade and Morgan has been a sister to me for the past 8 years, so I know them both extremely well and they just have this incredible connection that’s so wonderful to be around and that I look up to. They are best friends and push each other to be the best and most successful versions of themselves. I hope to find that in my next relationship!
Is everything warm-and-fuzzy now between you and Dorothy?
Dorothy and I have been friends for years. Although we have had our differences and have butted heads I think we have both grown up and realized how trivial our fights were and how much we really care about each other! So as long as there no tequila involved I think we will be OK!
Finally, what can you tell me about the season finale that will make me watch?
The finale has quite a few surprises! Brendan and EJ have major life changing announcements and Jonny finally gets to the crux of what’s been going on with him! A lot of shockers! I hope you enjoy it!